精彩演讲 时间:2020-12-11



You know, you know, we started this great effort on a sunny July morning in Pindars Corner on Pat and Liz Moynihan’s beautiful farm and 62 2)counties, 16 months, 3 debates, 2 opponents, and 6 black 3)pantsuits later, because of you, here we are.

You came out and said that issues and ideals matter. Jobs matter, downstate and upstate. Health care matters, education matters, the environment matters, Social Security matters, a woman’s right to choose matters. It all matters and I just want to say from the bottom of my heart, thank you, New York!

Thank you for opening up your minds and your hearts, for seeing the possibility of what we could do together for our children and for our future here in this state and in our nation. I am profoundly grateful to all of you for giving me the chance to serve you.

I will, I will do everything I can to be worthy of your faith and trust and to honor the powerful example of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. I would like all of you and the countless New Yorkers and Americans watching to join me in honoring him for his 4)incredible half century of service to New York and our nation.  Senator Moynihan, on behalf of New York and America, thank you.

I promise you tonight that I will reach across party lines to bring progress for all of New York’s families. Today we voted as Democrats and Republicans. Tomorrow we begin again as New Yorkers.

And how fortunate we are indeed to live in the most 5)diverse, 6)dynamic and beautiful state in the entire union. You know, from the South Bronx to the Southern Tier, from Brooklyn to Buffalo, from Montauk to Massena, from the 7)world’s tallest skyscrapers to breathtaking mountain ranges, I’ve met people whose faces and stories I will never forget. Thousands of New Yorkers from all 62 counties welcomed me into your schools, your local 8)diners, your factory floors, your living rooms and front 9)porches. You taught me, you tested me and you shared with me your challenges and concerns-about overcrowded or crumbling schools, about the struggle to care for growing children and aging parents, about the continuing challenge of providing equal opportunity for all and about children moving away from their home towns because good jobs are so hard to find in upstate New York. Now I’ve worked on issues like these for a long time, some of them for 30 years, and I am determined to make a difference for all of you.

You see, I believe our nation 10)owes every responsible citizen and every responsible family the tools that they need to make the most of their own lives. That’s the basic bargain. I’ll do my best to honor in the United States Senate.

And to those of you who did not support me, I want you to know that I will work in the Senate for you and for all New Yorkers. And to those of you who worked so hard and never lost faith even in the toughest times, I offer you my 11)undying gratitude.











1、纽约州在美国东北部,纽约市是美国第一大城市和最大的海港,也是美国人口最多的城市。美国的立法机构——美国国会(United States Congress)包括众议院(House of Representatives)和参议院(Senate)。美国议员选举实行直接选举制,参议员由各州选民直接选举,每个州可选出两名国会参议员,每个参议员任期为六年。

2、county [5kaunti] n.县(请注意,美国的县是比市更大一级的行政区划单位)

3、pantsuit [5pAnsju:t] n. 女裤套装       

4、incredible [in5kredbl] a. 惊人的,不可思议的;难以置信的

5、diverse [dai5vE:z] a. 各种各样的,相异的    

6、dynamic [dai5nAmik] a. 有生气的,精力充沛的

7、“The world’s tallest skyscrapers”是指位于纽约的世界最高建筑:世界贸易中心(world Trade Center)和帝国大厦(Empire State Building),“breath taking mountain ranges”是指阿巴拉契亚山脉(Appalachian Mountains)。

8、diner [5dainE] n.(路边)小饭店,小餐馆       

9、porch [pC:tF] n. 走廊,游廊;门廊,入口处

10、owe [Eu] vt. 应给予,对……有义务     

11、undying [QndaiiN] a. 不朽的,永恒的